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Beinn Luibhean


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
858 m (2814 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
80 of 222 Corbetts
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Little plant hill

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  56   Loch Lomond & Inveraray

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

The summits Beinn Luibhean and Beinn Ime (Munro) lie 1.4km apart separated by a 679m col. Consequently it is difficult to see this as a separate mountain, but as an outlying top which is best climbed with Beinn Ime.

It is an uncomplicated grassy hill with steep slopes on its SW face but otherwise moderate slopes and the top has many rock outcrops. If you want an easy day out then climb it from the "Rest and be thankful" (260m) on the A83 road.

Hazards you may encounter on Beinn Luibhean include
 Crags near summit.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
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West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
West Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Lomond
by Metcheck
Beinn Luibhean Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Beinn Luibhean.

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 Routes that include Beinn Luibhean
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 990 m 6.80 km 3.5 hrs Beinn Ime and Beinn Luibhean  A short steep route to two mountains with rocky tops. No scrambling required.  

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James at the summit of Beinn Luibhean April 2016

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

At the summit of Beinn Luibhean on a dry clear but cold day in April 2016

© Eileen Stark

Image by Eileen Stark

eddie robb and andrew law on beinn luibhean 15/8/2010

© Andrew Law

Image by Andrew Law

The Summit of Beinn Luibhean coming in to view from Glen Kinglass approach

© James Corrigan

Image by James Corrigan
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Andrew Blair
wrote on
July 23, 2009
23/07/2005 - From Rest & Be Thankful with my 2 bros & neph. We found the last 3rd much more interesting than the lower slopes. Weather mostly sunny with great views to be had at summit. Spiced up the descent by coming down via rocky outcrops.

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